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#1 camdigger OFFLINE  

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Posted August 19, 2016 - 11:57 AM

I have been asked to show some stuff at the YYC Maker Faire this weekend. Hope I can get there and back without incident......
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Posted August 19, 2016 - 12:08 PM

What is the story of the loader? Nice load!
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Posted August 19, 2016 - 12:34 PM

What is the story of the loader? Nice load!

Here is the short version.......

Shop built from plans about 10 years ago to finish some landscaping around a house.

20. Hp Honda vee twin engine, 18 gpm hydraulic pump, 2 flow dividers, 4 wheel motors, modified articulation steering joystick loader control, orbital steering, skid steer tires on Chev pickup rims, lots of cutting, welding, machining, and assembly ......

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Posted August 19, 2016 - 12:38 PM

OK.     Good Luck and enjoy yourself!     Rick



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Posted August 19, 2016 - 12:57 PM

Any 4 leaf clovers?



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Posted August 19, 2016 - 12:58 PM

I like the little crawler


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Posted August 19, 2016 - 06:04 PM

Zat cadplans? Always thinking of trying that. Don't here much about others making, so wonder if flaws? I would want cage on mine.

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Posted August 20, 2016 - 09:00 PM

Zat cadplans? Always thinking of trying that. Don't here much about others making, so wonder if flaws? I would want cage on mine.


The loader is indeed the Cadplans design. The original plans called for stick steering, which I do not like, so I modified it to use an orbital steering valve and steering wheel. The original design for the centre pivot has been found to be weak, so I designed one of my own. I tried to be as accurate as I could with the cylinder placements, but I have 6" of dig depth and only 4'6" of dump height. I built mine 10 years ago. I am quite happy with what it can do with only 20 HP.
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Posted August 20, 2016 - 09:08 PM

Day one is in the bag. The machine demos were reasonably popular, the small stuff a total waste of time, but the interactive rope making was a resounding success.

All my assistants and I are hot and tired as it was a hot sunny August day. Tomorrow might be a challenge because after a hot day in the sun, we have 3 hours to clear the venue before a 2 hour trip home..

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Posted August 21, 2016 - 10:07 AM

Sure is interesting looking place there. Lots of ART works and odd shapes all around. What is the place, an Art Museum?  Sounds like a show my local Public Radio or TV would put on to promote Art forms. 






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